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Today is the Highway


Download links and information about Today is the Highway by Eric Andersen. This album was released in 1965 and it belongs to Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:41 minutes.

Artist: Eric Andersen
Release date: 1965
Genre: Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:41
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No. Title Length
1. Today Is the Highway 2:26
2. Dusty Box Car Wall 2:28
3. Time for My Returning 3:24
4. Plains of Nebrasky-o 3:30
5. Looking Glass 5:08
6. Never Coming Home 3:12
7. Come to My Bedside 3:55
8. Baby Please Don't Go 3:25
9. Everything Ain't Been Said 4:41
10. Bay of Mexico 3:12
11. Song to J.C.B. 4:59
12. Bumblebee 3:21



The 1965 copyright date on Eric Andersen’s debut album, Today Is the Highway, indicates that this emerging Greenwich Village folk singer/songwriter was among the last out of the gate. The Woody Guthrie–inspired original material (“Dusty Box Car Wall,” “Bumblebee”) recalls the influences heard mostly in the early years of the decade, and even the restless romantic songs like the title track and “Time for My Returning” recall young Bob Dylan’s romantic paeans (from which he was moving away toward an electrified sound). That being said, there’s a sweetness to Andersen that other folkies of the era often avoided in favor of topical material, rougher blues, and ancient folk songs. As a result, tracks such as “Looking Glass” (as opposed to Dylan’s “North Country Blues,” with which the song shares a melody), “Never Coming Home," and “Come to My Bedside” are easier listening than many other folk songs of the era. Even Big Joe Williams’ “Baby, Please Don’t Go” is sung lonely and spare, as opposed to a nasty slashing blues.